Nothing is known about the biology of alayoi.
See the description in the nomenclature section.
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Only known from the type locality.
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Only known from the minor.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- alayoi. Pheidole alayoi Wilson, 2003: 647, figs. (w.) CUBA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
DIAGNOSIS Holotype minor (major unknown): a medium-sized, yellow member of the tristis group, marked by its very long propodeal spines, subangulate humerus, bell-shaped postpetiole, long and dense pilosity, and completely foveolate and opaque dorsal surfaces of the head and mesosoma. Similar to the minor workers of Pheidole cubaensis, Pheidole macromischoides and Pheidole naylae of Cuba and Pheidole androsana of the Bahamas, differing in details of body form, sculpturing, and pilosity, as shown, and by color.
MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype minor: HW 0.66, HL 0.78, SL 0.82, EL 0.12, PW 0.44.
COLOR Minor (major unknown): concolorous medium yellow.
Figure. Holotype, minor (major unknown). Scale bars = 1 mm.
Wilson (2003) - CUBA: La Gran Piedra, col. D. P. Alayo. Museum of Comparative Zoology, courtesy of J. Fontenla.
Named in honor of the collector, the Cuban entomologist D. P. Alayo.
- Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 647, fig. minor described)